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FOB

abbr.
1. father of the bride
2. free on board

fob 1

 (fŏb)
n.
1. A small pocket at the front waistline of a pair of trousers or in the front of a vest, used especially to hold a watch.
2.
a. A short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch and worn hanging in front of the vest or waist.
b. An ornament or seal attached to such a chain or ribbon.
3. A key fob.

[Probably akin to Low German Fobke, small pocket.]

fob 2

 (fŏb)
tr.v. fobbed, fob·bing, fobs Archaic
To cheat or deceive (another).
Phrasal Verb:
fob off
1. To dispose of (goods) by fraud or deception; palm off: fobbed off the zircon as a diamond.
2. To put off or appease by deceitful or evasive means: needed help but was fobbed off with promises.

[Middle English fobben, probably from fob, trickster.]
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fob

(fɒb)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a chain or ribbon by which a pocket watch is attached to a waistcoat
2. (Clothing & Fashion) any ornament hung on such a chain
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a small pocket in a man's waistcoat, for holding a watch
4. a metal or plastic tab on a key ring
[C17: probably of Germanic origin; compare German dialect Fuppe pocket]

fob

(fɒb)
vb, fobs, fobbing or fobbed
an archaic word for cheat
[C15: probably from German foppen to trick]

fob

(fɒb)
n
(Peoples) slang NZ a Pacific Islander who has newly arrived in New Zealand
[C20: from f(resh) o(ff) (the) b(oat)]
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fob1

(fɒb)

n.
1. a watch pocket just below the waistline in trousers.
2. a short chain or ribbon, usu. with a medallion or similar ornament, attached to a watch and worn hanging from a pocket.
3. the medallion or ornament itself.
[1645–55; orig. uncertain; compare dial. German Fuppe pocket]

fob2

(fɒb)

v.t. fobbed, fob•bing.
1. Archaic. to cheat; deceive.
2. fob off,
a. to induce someone to take (something inferior); palm off.
b. to put (someone) off by deception or trickery: She fobbed us off with phony excuses.
[1350–1400; Middle English; akin to German foppen to delude; compare fob1]

fob

or f.o.b. or FOB or F.O.B.,

free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment.
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fob

- A small pocket close to the waistband of trousers.
See also related terms for trousers.
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fob


Past participle: fobbed
Gerund: fobbing

Imperative
fob
fob
Present
I fob
you fob
he/she/it fobs
we fob
you fob
they fob
Preterite
I fobbed
you fobbed
he/she/it fobbed
we fobbed
you fobbed
they fobbed
Present Continuous
I am fobbing
you are fobbing
he/she/it is fobbing
we are fobbing
you are fobbing
they are fobbing
Present Perfect
I have fobbed
you have fobbed
he/she/it has fobbed
we have fobbed
you have fobbed
they have fobbed
Past Continuous
I was fobbing
you were fobbing
he/she/it was fobbing
we were fobbing
you were fobbing
they were fobbing
Past Perfect
I had fobbed
you had fobbed
he/she/it had fobbed
we had fobbed
you had fobbed
they had fobbed
Future
I will fob
you will fob
he/she/it will fob
we will fob
you will fob
they will fob
Future Perfect
I will have fobbed
you will have fobbed
he/she/it will have fobbed
we will have fobbed
you will have fobbed
they will have fobbed
Future Continuous
I will be fobbing
you will be fobbing
he/she/it will be fobbing
we will be fobbing
you will be fobbing
they will be fobbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fobbing
you have been fobbing
he/she/it has been fobbing
we have been fobbing
you have been fobbing
they have been fobbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fobbing
you will have been fobbing
he/she/it will have been fobbing
we will have been fobbing
you will have been fobbing
they will have been fobbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fobbing
you had been fobbing
he/she/it had been fobbing
we had been fobbing
you had been fobbing
they had been fobbing
Conditional
I would fob
you would fob
he/she/it would fob
we would fob
you would fob
they would fob
Past Conditional
I would have fobbed
you would have fobbed
he/she/it would have fobbed
we would have fobbed
you would have fobbed
they would have fobbed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fob - a vest pocket to hold a pocket watchfob - a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
vest pocket - a small pocket in a man's vest
2.fob - an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
3.fob - short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vestfob - short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
Verb1.fob - deceive somebodyfob - deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
snooker - fool or dupe; "He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"
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fob

verb
fob someone off put off, deceive, appease, flannel (Brit. informal), give (someone) the run-around (informal), stall, equivocate with I've asked her but she fobs me off with excuses.
fob something off on someone pass off, dump, get rid of, inflict, unload, foist, palm off He likes to fob his work off on others.
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Translations
يُماطِل بالوُعود
odbýtpodvést
affærdigeholde hen
svíkja, blekkja
įbrukti
apmuļķotpiekrāpt
aldatmak

FOB

f.o.b. ABBR =free on boardf.a.b.

fob

[fɒb]
A. VT to fob sb off (with sth): I've asked her about it but she fobs me offse lo he preguntado, pero me da largas
she wants an answer, she won't be fobbed offquiere una respuesta, no aceptará más evasivas
don't be fobbed off with excusesno te dejes engatusar con excusas
B. N (o.f.)
1. (= watch pocket) → faltriquera f de reloj
2. (= watch chain) → leontina f
C. CPD fob watch Nreloj m de cadena or de bolsillo
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FOB

[ˌɛfəʊˈbiː] abbr (=free on board) → FOB

fob

[ˈfɒb] n [watch] → chaîne f
fob off
vtse dérober à
I've asked her about it but she fobs me off → Je le lui ai demandé mais elle se dérobe toujours à moi.
to fob sb off with sth → se débarrasser de qn avec qch
Don't be fobbed off with excuses → Ne les laisse pas se débarrasser de toi avec quelques excuses.fob watch nmontre f de gousset
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fob

1
vt (esp Brit) to fob somebody off (with promises)jdn (mit leeren Versprechungen) abspeisen; to fob something off on somebody, to fob somebody off with somethingjdm etw andrehen
n (old: also fob pocket) → Uhrtasche f
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FOB

f.o.b. abbr =free on boardf.o.b., franco a bordo

fob

[fɒb]
1. vt to fob sb off (with sth)appioppare or rifilare (qc) a qn
to fob sb off with promises → tenere qn buono/a con delle promesse
2. n (also watch fob) (chain) → catena per orologio (also 000) (band of cloth) → nastro per orologio
fob off on vt + adv + preprifilare a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fob

(fob) : fob (someone) off with (something)
to get (someone) to accept (something worthless). He fobbed me off with promises.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The jeans also feature reinforced front zipper and double stitched seams for durability, as well as deep pockets and even a fob pocket for added style.
In past times, what would a gentleman keep in his fob pocket? 7.
Although the watch itself tended to be concealed in a breeches' fob pocket, the decorative ribbon or chain used to pull it out was usually worn hanging below the waistcoat for all to see, often with seals and a watch key attached to it.